• Short Summary

    THE EMPIRE GANNET, A BRITISH TROOPSHIP, BROUGHT TO BANGKOK, THE CAPITAL OF THAILAND, ON MAY 28, SOME 102 BRITISH COMMONWEALTH TROOPS FOR THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) EXERCISE.

  • Description

    THE EMPIRE GANNET, A BRITISH TROOPSHIP, BROUGHT TO BANGKOK, THE CAPITAL OF THAILAND, ON MAY 28, SOME 102 BRITISH COMMONWEALTH TROOPS FOR THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) EXERCISE.

    THE TROOPS ARE FORM AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND BRITAIN - PART OF THE SEATO TROOPS, WHO WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE EXERCISE TO BE HELD NEXT MONTH IN THE NORTHEAST OF THAILAND.

    WITH THEM CAME 127 VEHICLES AND TRAILERS TOGETHER WITH OTHER EQUIPMENT TO BE USED IN THE EXERCISE NAMED "THANARAT", WHICH WAS NOT DESIGNED AS A RESPONSE TO THE PRESENT SPECIFIC SITUATION (THE LAOS CRISIS).

    ALTHOUGH EXERCISE THANARAT IS EXPECTED TO BE CONCENTRATED IN THE SAME NORTHEAST REGION, IT WILL ASSEMBLE SO SIZEABLE A FORCE, THAT IT WILL RANGE OVER MORE THAN HALF THE COUNTRY.

    THAILAND AND THE UNITED STATES, CO-SPONSORS OF THE EXERCISE, WILL PROVIDE MORE THAN NINETY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE MANPOWER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABOB94U2L5GO9F87309VLR86C2
    Media URN:
    VLVABOB94U2L5GO9F87309VLR86C2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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